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LB Police arrest 9 gang members in sting

May 20, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Police in Long Beach arrested at least nine suspected Long Beach gang members in an early morning sting that spanned across three cities. Investigators said the gang members were wanted in connection with 12 shootings, two of them deadly that took place from July 2009 to February of this year.

Police say all of the shootings targeted rival gang members over territory or drugs. The reputed leader of the gang has also been booked on suspicion of attempted murder.